My goal was to find a way to give my students formative feedback on their inquiry projects. After searching for an easily accessible technology for my Grade ¾ level I chose to use Google Classroom and Google Sites.
Google Classroom is a digital way for students to submit their assignments online. The teacher can access them online, anytime they’d like and give feedback or assign marks. Then the teacher can send the assignment back to the students Google account once they’ve assessed it/given feedback.
Google Sites is an easy way to lay out information students can refer back to again and again. It has an easy drag and drop system for creating the website, so teachers of all technology abilities can easily use it. As it’s a Google App, I appreciate the ease of use for including documents in my Google drive onto the site.
This activity is designed for students’ collaborative natural resources inquiry project at the end of term 2. Students would have been exploring different natural resources in class lessons for the past 2 months. They already have prior knowledge on using Google Doc and Google slides for various other projects.
My learning objective for students is: Students will be able to independently submit their natural resources inquiry project digitally for formative feedback through Google Classroom.
The objectives embedded into this activity are taken out of the BC curriculum:
- Students will have an understanding of how the pursuit of valuable natural resources has played a key role in changing the land, people, and communities of Canada.
- Students will use inquiry research processes and skills to ask questions; gather, interpret, and analyze ideas; and communicate findings and decisions.
- Students will represent and communicate ideas and findings in a variety of ways.
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As the app Google Classroom can only be accessed by students with their school district account you will not be able to access it. I’ve recorded a video showing you around the app and how I’ll be using it. I’ve included the video below. All other videos and links on my Google Site you will be able to access.
CAST (2018). Universal Design for Learning Guidelines version 2.2. Retrieved from http://udlguidelines.cast.org
Green Ivy School . (2019, November 15). Schooled by Kids: Presentation Skills, Part 1 [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IbheB2-ixM&t=10s
Google Classroom. https://classroom.google.com/u/0/h
Google Slides. https://www.google.ca/slides/
Google Sites. https://sites.google.com
Social Studies 4. BC’s Curriculum. https://curriculum.gov.bc.ca/curriculum/social-studies/4/core
Formative assessment is an ambitious challenge, one I often have trouble with, great job.
Firstly, wow – what an amazing website! Great Powtoon animations. Easy to navigate, and I like the game like interface which you have used. It was also interesting for me to see sites such as Kiddle, which, teaching high school, I did not even know existed. Your presentation of possible options for their project was entertaining and engaging. Finally, you did an outstanding job encouraging your students.